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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

A Decade at the Top | Ph.D. in Exercise Science Program Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for the Second Five-year Term in a Row

Released every five years since 1995, the National Academy of Kinesiology rankings are based on comprehensive information packages submitted by doctoral programs that focus on the study of physical activity.

Ph.D. in Epidemiology Candidate Lauren Reid Selected to Join American College of Sports Medicine's Leadership and Diversity Training Program

Ph.D. candidate and GJMPP scholar, Lauren Reid, has been selected to join the 2020 cohort of the American College of Sports Medicine's Leadership and Diversity Training Program.

TEDxUofSC 2020 Goes Virtual

The University of South Carolina will host a virtual TEDxUofSC event Oct. 21.

Sport, Entertainment Management Graduate Breaks into NFL

Kjahna O knew from the time she was a young girl that she wanted to be involved in football. After earning her master's degree in sport and entertainment management, O earned a spot with the Atlanta Falcons.

Speech-language Pathology Student Wins National Award, Pursues Career in Auditory Verbal Therapy

Graduate student Blythe Vickery, is committed to increasing access to auditory verbal therapy in South Carolina.

Ph.D. Graduate Focuses on Improving Population Health

Recent doctoral graduate Eric Chinaeke, is focused on using his passion for patient care to lead research impacting population health.

UofSC Master's Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management Ranked No. 7 Globally

The university's Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management program ranks No. 7 in the world in the SportBusiness 2020 Postgraduate Rankings, shooting up 14 spots from 2019.

Saha Receives UofSC 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award

Sudipta Saha, a mechanical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computing, received the University of South Carolina's 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award for his master's thesis on thermal fluid science.

Faculty and Students Recognized by National Association

School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty and graduate students were honored for excellence in research and teaching at the annual 2020 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in August.

2020-2021 SPARC Research Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the application period for the 2020-2021 SPARC graduate research grant program. SPARC applications are due by Wednesday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m.

Camp Will Highlight Gullah/Geechee Culture to Spark Interest in Science

University of South Carolina faculty and Graduate School alumnae are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to design a summer camp to spark interest in STEM fields among Gullah/Geechee students by highlighting their culture as a catalyst for learning.

The Graduate School Announces 2020-2021 Presidential Fellows

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the University of South Carolina's 2020-2021 Presidential Fellows.

'This is My Community'

Lydia Carnesale knew just where to start to help members of her tight-knit Latino community in northeast Columbia when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The education Ph.D. candidate had worked five years earlier to help the same community during Columbia’s thousand-year flood event.

Honoring the Graduates of 2020

The Graduate School joins the University of South Carolina on August 8, 2020 to celebrate the Class of 2020 through our first ever virtual commencement ceremony.

Historic Columbia's Robin Waites' Commitment to Community Runs Deep

Robin Waites, who earned her master's in art history from the University of South Carolina, has made her mark at Historic Columbia by rethinking the way the city looks at its history.

Veteran Seeks to Help Injured Soldiers Regain Full Strength

When Brooks Herring decided to give college a try after serving in the U.S. Navy and working for the Army, he had one goal in mind: Creating a physical therapy program that would help wounded service members get back to the level of strength and activity they had before their injury.

Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance for Continuing Students

On July 24, 2020, additional clarifying questions were released by SEVP. On July 14, 2020, the Fall 2020 Guidance released by ICE on July 6, 2020 was rescinded. SEVP will return to the status quo established by the March 9, 2020 policy and subsequent FAQs.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Visit the Student Health Services website for more information about on-campus and off-campus COVID-19 testing options.

UofSC Alumna Named SC Teacher of the Year

Sarah Schumacher Gams, who earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina, is the 2021 South Carolina Teacher of the year.

Alumna Recognized for Leadership and Positive Community Impact

Through advocating for policy and working with community leaders, Chynna Phillips, MSW, MPH '18, is dedicated to ensuring a positive future for Columbia and the Midlands region.

Spring & Summer 2020 Virtual Commencement

Spring and summer graduates will be honored in a virtual commencement ceremony on August 8, 2020.

Alumna Takes Helm as Mayor of Hometown During Pandemic

Kassandra Gove, '09 higher education administration, was elected the fifth mayor of her hometown of Amesbury, Massachusetts. Her tenure during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but typical.

Graduate Students: Message from the Dean

July 1, 2020 message from Dean Cheryl L. Addy

Take the Pledge to Fight the Spread

Students, faculty and staff play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrate your commitment to keep the UofSC community in good health by being a part of #IPledgeColumbia and honoring the pledge during the fall semester.

McRell and Wilson Named Co-Winners of Doctoral Student Award

Ph.D. candidates Amanda Stafford McRell and Betty Wilson were recently recognized for their work and research in the College of Social Work doctoral program.


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